GM spatial plan proposes Droylsden station

The draft Greater Manchester framework has proposed a railway station serving Droylsden on the Manchester Victoria to Ashton railway line as part of a development site in the Ashton Moss area. The framework suggests that a passing loop may be required.

The framework will be consulted on over the next two months. It also includes extensions to the Metrolink from Manchester Airport serving the new HS2 station, looping back to join the existing tram line at Wythenshawe Hospital and Port Salford extension over the Manchester Ship Canal.

The frameworks notes consideration of the reinstatement of the Skelton Junction line through New Carrington for transport purposes, including investigation of the potential for a rail spur serving the new employment development.


    1. Hi Robert.

      There are no detailed plans at the moment for the railway station at Droylsden. The consultation for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework where this proposal was mentioned closed in mid January. It received over 25,000 responses. I understand that these responses will be considered and then there will be a further consultation on the revised GMSF. To be honest until stakeholders start talking about funding and moving the project through GRIP the project is very much on the distant horizon.

      I hope this helps and if there are any developments with regards to this proposal, I will get them on to this website ASAP.


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